sudden oak death

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sudden oak death:

see diseases of plantsdiseases of plants.
Most plant diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Although the term disease is usually used only for the destruction of live plants, the action of dry rot and the rotting of harvested crops in storage or transport is similar to the rots
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; water moldwater mold,
common name for a group of multinucleated organisms that superficially resemble fungi but are now recognized as having an independent evolutionary lineage and are placed in the kingdom Protista.
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Sudden oak death is the term used to describe the disease caused by the water mold pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.
Emergence of the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.
Characterizing Douglas-fir tissue colonization the "sudden oak death" pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum.
Sudden Oak Death is driven by extreme weather events where heavy rains during warm periods create optimal conditions for Phytophthora to reproduce and infect oaks.
Some people assert that maitake attacks and kills oaks and can be detrimental to oak-dominant forests, especially in combination with Sudden Oak Death Syndrome.
The Phytophthora ramorum strain - the kind identified in the North East - has caused a problem known as sudden oak death in the US, ravaging woodland across the country's west coast.
On Cannock Chase those plants are now under threat from an aggressive disease, known variously as 'the plant destroyer', 'sudden oak death', or by its scientific name of Phytophthora.
The disease, known as Sudden Oak Death, is related to potato blight and has the potential to cause significant damage to plants and trees.
Focusing attention on the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and Phytophthora ramorum, the agent causing Sudden Oak Death affecting parts of California and Oregon, Cartwell (professional affiliation unspecified) is hopeful only about eradication of this beetle infesting parts of the U.S.
Boffins believe the infection is an incurable condition called sudden oak death, which does not usually infect English trees.
Until recently, patholo-gists believed the condition was caused by a species of the fungus-like organism phytophthora, related to the one causing sudden oak death in Britain.
* A fungal disease called 'sudden oak death' which has killed 80 per cent of one oak species in the western US has been found for the first time in several British tree species including beech, and holm oak.

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